The Government of Curaçao today renewed its commitment to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) when it became the latest signatory to the United Nations Multi-Country Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (MSDCF) for the Caribbean for the years 2022 to 2026.
The framework shapes collaboration between regional governments and the UN for the next five years, guides support for recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic and pursues sustainable development in a way that leaves no one behind.
Vice Prime Minister of Curaçao, Her Excellency Mrs Ruthmilda Larmonie - Cecilia, today joined UN Resident Coordinator a.i. for Trinidad and Tobago, Aruba, Curaçao and Sint Maarten, Mr. Dennis Zulu, for a signing ceremony at Fort Amsterdam in Willemstad.
Mrs. Larmonie - Cecilia said, “The MSDCF has been developed with and by the islands and it reflects the challenges of the Caribbean and therefore also of Curaçao. It is important to work together on these challenges, with the UN but also with our neighbor islands and using the framework makes it easier to do this and exchange best practices.”
Mr. Zulu reaffirmed the UN's support for Curaçao as it works towards fair and equitable development.
“This new cooperation framework ensures that the UN and Curaçao, like the rest of the Caribbean, will continue working together to find solutions to the development challenges we face not only regionally, but nationally as well,” Mr. Zulu said. “The MSDCF is a strong platform to continue our partnership over the next five years.”
Mr. Zulu commended the Government of Curaçao for its substantive contribution to the Cooperation Framework design process and expressed the enthusiasm of the UN team in the region to continue collaborating.
The MSDCF identifies four key priorities for achieving resilient sustainable development in the region: increased support to the economic resilience agenda; intensified efforts to ensure realization of human rights for all; strong commitment to enhancing inclusive disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation; and scaled up support to ensure that Caribbean societies remain peaceful and just societies.
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